Vertical construction has started for a massive rental building at 333 W. Wolf Point, as Chicago has issued a $350 million building permit for West Point East.
The permit issued on Feb. 20 says: “New construction of 60-story residential building with 698 units. To include six levels of below-grade parking and amenities on floors 2, 3 and 40.”
Walsh Construction is the general contractor for the River North tower designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli. It follows the construction of neighbouring Wolf Point West, with 48 stories and 509 rental apartments. There will be a third building in the mega-development, Wolf Point South, which will be the tallest, at 950 feet.
Hines says it is developing the overall site in partnership with long-time land owner, the Joseph P. Kennedy Family, and the AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust, advised by PNC Realty Investors.
Walsh is self-contracting the building’s masonry. Other subtrades include: Electrical – Gurtz Electric Company; plumbing – Ewig-Doherty Mechanical, Inc.; and refrigeration and ventilation – Midwesco Mechanical and Energy.